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The State of Two States: Exploring today's Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities
The Union for Reform Judaism and Israel Policy Forum will host a series of Wednesday lunchtime webinars, starting November 17th at 1 pm, to provide an in-depth overview and discussion of issues with a diverse panel of experts.

US-Israel Relations- Wednesday 11/17
Hear Michael Koplow, Chief Policy Officer at IPF, and Lahav Harkov, the Diplomatic Correspondent at The Jerusalem Post, in a conversation Moderated by David Halperin, the CEO of IPF.

**There will be no session Wednesday 11/24**

Israeli-Palestinian relations - Wednesday 12/1
Listen to a conversation between Neri Zilber, a journalist and analyst on Middle East politics and culture, Hussein Ibish, a senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, and Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, the Director of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Program at U.S. Institute of Peace moderated by Rabbi Josh Weinberg

Israeli and Palestinian Civil Society- Wednesday 12/8:
How people-to-people programming for Israelis and Palestinians, and funding for shared educational opportunities and youth activities can impact the future for Israelis and Palestinians.

Normalization – What is it, and is it a Middle East Game Changer? - Wednesday 12/15:
More than a year after the signing of the Abraham Accords in which relationships were “Normalized” between Israel and several Arab countries, we will dive in to the topic of “Normalization” with the goal of understanding what it means and what are the far reaching implications for this new geo-political paradigm.

The West Bank Today- Wednesday 12/22:
“What are we talking about when we talk about Settlements?” Are Settlements an obstacle to peace? Are Settlements illegal? Is the 1949 Armistice Line (aka the Green Line) a relevant distinction today?
In this session we will discuss the Israeli Settlement enterprise asking significant questions and bringing multiple perspectives.

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Speakers

Neri Zilber
Journalist and Analyst on International Politics and Culture
Neri Zilber is a journalist and analyst on international politics and culture, focusing primarily on the Middle East. He is also an adjunct fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a policy advisor at Israel Policy Forum. ​ Neri is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, The Globe & Mail, and Financial Times, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The ​Atlantic, New Republic, Guardian, Foreign Affairs, Vox and Politico Magazine, among other outlets.
Hussein Ibish
Senior Resident Scholar @Arab Gulf States Institute
Hussein Ibish is a senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. He is a weekly columnist for The National (UAE) and Now Media, and a monthly contributing writer for The International New York Times. Ibish is also a regular contributor to many other American and Middle Eastern publications. He has made thousands of radio and television appearances and was the Washington, DC Correspondent for the Daily Star (Beirut). Many of Ibish’s writings are archived on his Ibishblog website.
Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen
Director of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Program @U.S. Institute of Peace
Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen is the director of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict program at the U.S. Institute of Peace and frequently presents and publishes in a variety of academic, policy and media forums on policy and civil society efforts related to the conflict. She has previously worked with U.S. Department of State as an Arabic language specialist, and as the program officer for the Kennedy School of Government’s Middle East Initiative at Harvard University, where she managed work on the Israeli, Palestinian and Saudi Arabian portfolios. Proficient in Hebrew and Arabic, Kurtzer-Ellenbogen's graduate research focused on political and social identity in Arabic discourse, with an emphasis on the Arabic language press of the Arab citizen community in Israel. She holds a bachelor's degree in Arabic and French from Georgetown University, and a master's degree from Georgetown's Arabic department with a dual concentration in linguistics and Arab area studies.